Playtime with your 2 month old

I can not believe where the time is going, you can read all about Kipper’s two month update here! Since his sleeping schedule is becoming more predictable during the day, I have started to introduce play sessions. I do mean play in the very looses sense of the word but he seems to enjoy it. […]

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DIY Rainbow Sensory Bottles

I have been putting together various versions of these for sometime now, they use to appear in Monkeys Treasure Basket. I have also heard them referred to as time out bottles, although I must admit we haven’t used them as such …. Yet!  More recently they have been used in kitchen role play and with […]

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Froggy Light Box Sensory Play

Welcome to my little light table small world sensory play activity, as you can tell I’ve had some trouble naming it.  To actually set this up take less than 5 minutes, although there is some prep required before hand. First the lily pads – I used pressed nasturtium leaves which we picked and squashed (pressed) […]

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Playing with Moon Dough

Monkey was given a set of Moon Dough for Christmas and I am a little embarrassed to say that we only got around to experimenting with it at the weekend. If I am honest I had reservations, I am not a lover of synthetic sensory play preferring the real option. We have made cloud dough […]

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DIY Sensory Smelling Game

Make your own Sensory Smelling Game, with Sensory Smelling Jars. I really enjoy it when an initial idea that I have becomes something more in the eyes of Monkey, and this time his little friend as well.  I’ve been wanting to do something that focuses on the sense of smell for a while, ever since […]

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Wooden Treasure Basket – Heuristic Play

This my third post focusing on Monkey’s treasure basket, for this one I have grouped together the wooden materials. Heuristic play theory focuses very much on natural materials and allowing the child to explore the characteristics of the objects by smell, taste and touch. You can see the first post on his metal treasure basket here and the second […]

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